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Sri Lanka  vs Afghanistan, 12th ODI Game Pool A , ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Dated: Sunday, Febuary 22, 2015

Match Start Time: 10:00 PM GMT

At Cricket Ground University Oval, Dunedin

Sri Lanka began their campaign on an abject note against the New Zealand in the opening match of WC 2015. Ninety eight run losses will be rankling them and the Afghanistan will be bracing them affected. Sri Lanka must win and with conviction to which, against the Afghanistan to regain confidence and assert themselves as contenders for the World Cup. The one week break which would have allowed the composure to find the team, but the Afghanistan will not children.

Mohammad Nabi, the captain and the coach Andy Moles repeatedly stressed that the Afghanistan are not there for fair competition, but to try and win games. Like their opponents, Afghanistan too come in the game on the back of a loss of 105-race against Bangladesh. Drummers came a cropper after a decent bowling effort and Afghanistan is going to be gunning to prove that they are ready to fight against the big teams.

If the previous game in Dunedin is something to go by, expect to assistance for the seamers. New Zealand upset Scotland for a total of weak but has lost up to 7 wickets in a humble 142 flush. The short boundaries will also help the big hitters. 

Sri Lanka

Nuwan Kulasekara could be replaced by the young Dushmantha Chameera for Sri Lanka. Kulasekara ranged from 78 to runs in his eight overs in the match against the New Zealand, but others are likely to keep their place.

Probable Sri Lanka Squad: 

  1. Tillakaratne dilshan
  2. Lahiru Thirimanne
  3. Kumar Sangakkara (w)
  4.  Mahela Jayawardene
  5. Angelo Mathews (c)
  6. Annette Karunaratne
  7. Jeevan Mendis
  8. Anne Marie Perrine
  9. Suranga Lakmal
  10. Rodolphe Herath
  11. Schippers Malinga

About Afghanistan Cricket Team

The Afghanistan might look like Tinker their batting order after a catastrophic collapse, but are likely to do with the same eleven that played Bangladesh.

Probable Afghan Team: 

  1. Afsar Zazai (w)
  2. Javed Ahmadi
  3. Moussa Mangal
  4. Asghar Stanikzai
  5. Samiullah Shenwari
  6. Mohammad Nabi (c) 
  7. Najibullah Zadran
  8. Mirwais Ashraf
  9. AftabAlam
  10. Mickaël Zadran
  11. Hamid Hassan

Pay attention to the:

Seventeen year-old Usman Ghani played confidently in the warm-up against the India game. He loves the short boundaries in Dunedin and could be the key for Afghanistan to take a good start while stick.

Lasith Malinga will be a bowler delicate to deal with newcomers. Follow-up of the ball will be a challenge for the Afghanistan as the Sri Lankan pacer slingy action there is nothing close to what you would face in practice. It blew one many side once he finds the rhythm and Sri Lanka will be hoping that it is against the Afghanistan.

Thoughts

You cannot take them lightly because they can disrupt a team, and they have nothing to lose. They will just come here and try to be positive and aggressive - Angelo Mathews warns against complacency.

Sri Lanka  vs Afghanistan, 12th ODI Game Pool A , ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Dated: Sunday, Febuary 22, 2015

Match Start Time: 10:00 PM GMT

At Cricket Ground University Oval, Dunedin


2015-02-22
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